October 10, 2013

Barron Storey _ SUICIDE

Suicide by Barron Storey

The legendary illustrator and fine artist, Barron Storey, returns to Anno Domini for his fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Having lost several people close to him to suicide: mother, her brother, ex-wife, and close friend, Storey began asking others: “Did you know anyone who committed suicide?” So many did. Storey made drawings of each one in his journals….pages and pages of them. The resulting art works on canvas are poignant, beautifully expressed moments of deep despair and the struggle to understand “why?”.

An illustrator, graphic novelist, fine artist and noted educator, Barron Storey has created award-winning artworks for the covers and pages of Time, National Geographic, Saturday Review, and The Sandman: Endless Nights, among many others including the cover of the classic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1980 edition.) His artworks are held in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

Storey resides in San Francisco, CA and is a professor at California College of the Arts and San Jose State University.

The 70 art works in this exhibition are in Barron's signature style: some are paintings, some are mixed media and, in a very rare occurrence, original journal pages from Barron's personal sketchbook have been made available. The "Reverso" images included on a number of the canvases are intentional images Barron has drawn/painted on the back of the canvases which Barron' believes changes the experience of the work when the viewer knows it is there (although it's "hidden".)

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Barron Storey _ The Dead Mother Drawing

Barron Storey
The Dead Mother Drawing
charcoal, pencil on paper
NFS

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Installation view

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Barron Storey _ Kill An Army



Reverso


Barron Storey
Kill An Army
ink and acrylic over print
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ She's Dead As Earth


Reverso


Barron Storey
She's Dead As Earth
mixed media on canvas, 40” x 30”
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ The Song She Taught Me


Reverso


Barron Storey
The Song She Taught Me
ink and acrylic on canvas, 12" x 18"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Imprisoned


Reverso


Barron Storey
Imprisoned
mixed media on canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ The Four

Barron Storey
The Four
original journal page, mixed media on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Scratched


Reverso


Barron Storey
Scratched
mixed media on canvas, 10” x 10”
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ The Four Strung Up

Barron Storey
The Four Strung Up
pencel on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Fireball Reference (O, Superman)

Barron Storey
Fireball Reference (O, Superman)
mixed media on canvas, 12” x 12”
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Hang Doll


Reverso


Barron Storey
Hang Doll
acrylic and ink on canvas, 16" x 22"
$1050.

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Barron Storey _ Don't Tell (Secrets)

Barron Storey
Don't Tell (Secrets)
mixed media on canvas, 8" x 10"
$240.

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Barron Storey _ Piano and Gun

Barron Storey
Piano and Gun
original journal page, ink, gouache, collage on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Airman


Reverso


Barron Storey
Airman
ink and acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Why Did They Die?

Barron Storey
Why Did They Die?
mixed media on canvas, 12" x 16"
$550.

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October 9, 2013

Barron Storey _ I Hate You


Reverso


Barron Storey
I Hate You
mixed media on canvas, 24” x 18”
$1200.

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Barron Storey _ How Can There Be So Many?

Barron Storey
How Can There Be So Many?
original journal page, mixed media on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Do You Think They'll Drop the Bomb?

Barron Storey
Do You Think They'll Drop the Bomb?
modified print, 12” x 16”
$575.

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Barron Storey _ Ways of Suicide

Barron Storey
Ways of Suicide
original journal page, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Installation view

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Barron Storey _ D.'s Confession


Reverso


Barron Storey
D.'s Confession
ink and acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"
$750.

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Barron Storey _ Goodbye


Reverso


Barron Storey
Goodbye
ink and acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Bound

Barron Storey
Bound
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 56" x 36"
please inquire

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Barron Storey _ I Won't Wake Up


Reverso


Barron Storey
I Won't Wake Up
mixed media on canvas, 16” x 20”
$960.

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Barron Storey _ Forrest Death


Reverso


Barron Storey
Forrest Death
mixed media, collage on canvas, 18” x 24”
$1200.

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Barron Storey _ Don't Help Me

Barron Storey
Don't Help Me
mixed media on canvas, 12" x 12"
$425.

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Barron Storey _ What Good Am I?

Barron Storey
What Good Am I?
original journal page, ink on paper, 8" x 8"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Suicide by Proxy

Barron Storey
Suicide by Proxy
original journal page, pencil and white out on paper
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ School Demo (Old Man River)

Barron Storey
School Demo (Old Man River)
print, 8" x 8"
$150.

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Barron Storey _ The Man Taking Names

Barron Storey
The Man Taking Names
print
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Fantasy Paper 1

Barron Storey
Fantasy Paper 1
mixed media on print, 24” x 18”
SOLD

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Installation view

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Barron Storey _ Someday I'll Be Gone

Barron Storey
Someday I'll Be Gone
original journal page, ink on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Hung Up

Barron Storey
Hung Up
original journal page, ink on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Fantasy Paper 2

Barron Storey
Fantasy Paper 2
mixed media on print, 24" x 16"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Faces and Virgil

Barron Storey
Faces and Virgil
original journal page, ink and pencil on paper, 8" x 8"
SOLD

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October 8, 2013

Barron Storey _ Shut Up

Barron Storey
Shut Up
original journal page, pencil and ink on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Voices

Barron Storey
Voices
acrylic and ink on canvas, 16” x 20”
$960.

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Baron Storey _ Yes, 4 People

Barron Storey
Yes, 4 People
mixed media on canvas, 16" x 16"
$760.

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Barron Storey _ He Was Lonely

Barron Storey
He Was Lonely
mixed media on canvas, 16" x 12"
$575.

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Barron Storey _ Take Them All


Reverso


Barron Storey
Take Them All
mixed media on canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Drowned

Barron Storey
Drowned
original journal page, mixed media on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Don't Come In


Reverso


Barron Storey
Don't Come In
mixed media on canvas, 12" x 16"
$575.

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Barron Storey _ B.J.'s Tune

Barron Storey
B.J.'s Tune
original journal page, ink on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Men Use Guns


Reverso


Barron Storey
Men Use Guns
mixed media on canvas, 10" x 20"
$600.

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Barron Storey _ Most Common

Barron Storey
Most Common
original journal page over print, 10” x 20”
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Paid


Reverso


Barron Storey
Paid
ink and acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"
$425.

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Barron Storey _ 2 New Suicides

Barron Storey
2 New Suicides
original journal page,, ink and gouache on paper, 8" x 8"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Jack in the Box

Barron Storey
Jack in the Box
original journal page, ink on paper, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ People Disappear Everyday

Barron Storey
People Disappear Everyday
acrylic and marker on canvas, 20" x 10"
$600.

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Barron Storey _ But It Was


Reverso


Barron Storey
But It Was
colored pencil on print. 10” x 8”
$180.

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Barron Storey _ Three At Once


Reverso


Barron Storey
Three At Once
mixed media on canvas, 10" x 8"
$240.

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Barron Storey _ Prison Justice

Barron Storey
Prison Justice
original journal page, 8" x 8"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Ripped Drawing

Barron Storey
Ripped Drawing
original journal page(s), ink on paper, 8" x 10"
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Killer


Reverso


Barron Storey
Killer
ink and acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Monster


Reverso


Barron Storey
Monster
ink, acrylic, string on canvas, 16" x 12"
$575.

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Barron Storey _ Porn Star

Barron Storey
Porn Star
original journal page, pencil, gouache on paper, 8” x 8”
$420.

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Barron Storey _ Death Metal


Reverso


Barron Storey
Death Metal
mixed media on canvas, 24" x 18"
$1290.

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Barron Storey _ I Didn't


Reverso


Barron Storey
I Didn't
acrylic and collage on canvas, 40” x 30”
$1750.

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Installation view

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Barron Storey _ Joke


Reverso


Barron Storey
Joke
mixed media on canvas, 16" x 12"
$575.

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Barron Storey _ Heaven

Barron Storey
Heaven
original journal page, ink and gouache on paper, 8" x 8"
SOLD

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Barron Storey _ Sam Hall


Reverso

Barron Storey
Sam Hall
ink and acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"
$1200.

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Barron Storey _ Get Over It

Barron Storey
Get Over It
reworked print, 10"x 20"
$600.

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A Dialogue Between Barron and Virgil (Divine Comedy)


Barron Storey, Fantasy Paper 1, detail


"You had the audacity to draw your suicidal mother's corpse..."
"Yes, my teacher told me it was the only worthwhile drawing I had done in his class..."
"And have you drawn others who have taken their own lives?"
"Not until very recently..."
"But you've known many others..."
"Yes...you mean other...suicides..."
"Yes. Have you an understanding of them?"
"I think about them...but I lack the wisdom to understand. I don't understand things very well...I just draw them..."
"Then you must do that. Look. Behind this curtain. Look at them."
"I...I see them."
"Then you must draw."

"One looks for evidence..."
"I draw the evidence...but my drawings from imagination lack the feeling of that first drawing...I was there. I saw Mother's body... I drew what I saw..."
"And you put your drawings into books?"
"I do. I do the best I can...but..."
"But what?"
"But I can't really see...it's not the same."
"Then you must come with me."
"You will see...and you will draw."

"Who are you? Why...I don't know you...Where do you want me to go?"
"I am the cowled figure. I exist only for those who must see to understand. My ancestors have been guides to many."
"Where?"
"Where what can be seen can lead to understanding. You do know me. I have always been with you. Now that you can see me..."
"But this is academic..."
"If you want to make drawings that your teacher...who by the way was and is one of my kinsmen...If you want to make those kind of drawings...and to understand suicide...come."
"Bring your paper and your pen."
"You will see."
"And you will draw."
"I will go with you and I will draw."

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